Uruguayan constructivist painter.
Papers comprise published and unpublished manuscripts (including those by and about
Torres-Garcia), sketches, charts, pamphlets, reviews of exhibitions, gallery notices, and
art journals and catalogs. The collection also includes photocopies of Torres-Garcia's
letters, manuscripts, and reviews. The development and impact of Torres-Garcia's art and
ideas is traced through publications by groups affiliated with Torres-Garcia, including the
Asociacíon de Arte Constructivo and El Taller Torres-García.
Joaquín Torres-García was a Uruguayan constructivist painter influenced by Surrealism,
abstract geometry, and Pre-Columbian art. He lived and worked in Catalonia, New York City,
Paris, and Montevideo.